Alfa Romeo, a car brand of the FCA Group, contracted GM Nameplate (GMN) to manufacture a steering wheel badge containing seven custom colors. When screen printing seven colors that border one another, color deposition registration is essential to ensure the colors do not overlap or gap, thereby changing the visual in the overlapped area or allowing the metal to be visible.
Direct printing on molded plastic parts can be used to create a variety of parts within the aerospace industry, such as seat row markers. In addition, this capability can be employed using several different printing processes including screen and digital printing. But before these parts can be used in an airplane, it is essential that the graphics align with original equipment manufacturer (OEM) standards.
GM Nameplate is always searching for fresh ways to make our manufacturing processes more efficient. Recently, we acquired new equipment that allows for quicker responses to Aerospace emergent requests. This equipment was put to the test when GMN Aerospace was able to complete a time sensitive project in record time.
Last week we discussed the parts we manufacture for Garmin Aerospace – in-mold decorated (IMD) overlay assemblies and over-molded adjustment knob assemblies. We produce various types of both parts, which can be found in the cockpit of smaller aircrafts. In this post we will discuss the process and benefits of both types of parts.